Tags & Awards

Book Tag: Beauty & The Beast Book Tag

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I am super excited to be completing the Beauty & The Beast Book Tag created by the lovely Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read.  I was deeply honored to be one of the first book bloggers to be nominated for this tag!  Head over and check out Kirsty’s blog and give her a follow.  You can read the original tag here → Kirsty and the Cat Read: Beauty & The Beast Book Tag.

Rules:

» Thank the person who tagged you

» Mention the creator → Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read

» Match a book to each of the songs/characters below

» Tag as many people as you like

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Facts About Me

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Hello my lovelies!  It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!

  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme was…

July 12: Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)

I decided that I am going to share some bookish facts about me of course!  Not going to lie, this is going to be more like 20 bookish facts about me.  Sorry, not sorry…

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Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/4 – 7/10/16

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Happy Sunday!  I hope I find you all well.  Did everyone have a good weekend?  Yes?

Personal Update:  I have been a little MIA for the past 2 weeks.  We lost a family member after a short battle with colon cancer.  After the funeral, our extended family went on our annual trip Lake Erie for the 4th of July.  It was really nice to get away and spend some family time together after the funeral.   While we were there, we released sky lanterns in memory of our loved one.

Now it is time to heal and get back to reality.  Reading and blogging will be a helpful distraction.  We never forget, but time heals.

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Tags & Awards

Blog Award: The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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Hello there!  Once again I find myself WAY behind on my tags and awards, so I am going to try and put a dent in them over the weekend.  Today I bring you the Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Huge shout out to Annelise @The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange for tagging me in this award.  Head over and check out her fabulous blog!  You can also decide for yourself if she is indeed human, I am not convinced she is not some sort of reading robot… Plus she is super duper nice and always knows just what to say to make you feel special 🙂  You can read her post here → Annelise’s Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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 Rules:

» Display the award on your blog and announce your win with a post

» Link the blogger who awarded you

» Present six deserving blogs with the award and link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded

» Write seven interesting things about you.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Series: The Raven Cycle #1

Genre: Young Adult > Fantasy

Version: Audiobook (Listening Length: 11h 8m)

Narrator: Will Patton

Source: Hoopla

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

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Book Synopsis:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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